News and Notes: 2021.11.17

News and Notes: 2021.11.17

Christmas & News Years Mass Schedule 

Registration will open on December 1 for Christmas Masses and Masses for the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God.  

Christmas Eve – December 24 

4:00 pm 
6:00 pm 
8:00 pm 
10:00 pm 

Christmas Day – December 25, 2021 

10:00 am 
12:00 pm 

December 26 – the Feast of the Holy Family 

8:00 am 
10:00 am 
12:00 am 
6:00 pm  

New Year’s Eve December 31 

7:00 pm (Vigil for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God) 

January 1 – The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 

9:00 am 

January 2 – The Feast of the Epiphany 

5:00 pm (Saturday, January 1) 
8:00 am 
10:00 am 
12:00 pm 
6:00 pm 

Christmas Hampers 

We are excited to be participating in Christmas Hampers again this year! Last year, we matched families directly with sponsors in our parish. This was a great success and we’ll be following the same format this year! 

As a parish community, we are hoping to provide 40 hampers for families in need this Christmas. We invite you to sponsor a family as an individual or as a team. Sponsor a family today and make a difference in someone’s Christmas.   

Email the parish at indicating your wish to sponsor a hamper and the family size.   

If you’d like more information on Christmas Hampers please click here! 

Companions of the Cross Advent Mission 

Hope for the Church: A Virtual Advent Mission – Join the Companions of the Cross for a Virtual Advent Mission. With talks by Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC, Fr. Brenton Cordeiro, CC, and Dcn. Juan Pablo Orozco, CC, and praise and worship provided by the Companions of the Cross seminarians. November 29 – December 1, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  

Click here for more details and to register 

Advent Tree 

A beautiful Advent tree will be set up on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27/28. We’ll be collecting gift cards to donate to local families this Christmas. Simply bring in your gift card(s) and put them in the gift card holders on the tree. We’ll be collecting the gift cards until December 12. Here are some gift card ideas for families, children’s gifts and teenagers: 

  • Loblaws 
  • Walmart 
  • Toys R’Us 
  • McDonalds 
  • Tim Horton’s  
  • Popeye’s 
  • Pizza Pizza 

Mass For Seniors and Luncheon  

The next Mass for seniors will be held on November 17 at Noon.  The Mass will be followed by lunch in the parish hall.  To attend the luncheon, proof of vaccination is required. 

Name that Ministry!   

Knowing that the Annunciation of the Lord seniors are a creative group, the advisory committee would like your suggestions. We are inviting you to submit possible name(s) for the Ministry for seniors. The committee will then present 3-5 possible names (perhaps at the Christmas luncheon) to get your feedback. All contributors will be eligible for a $10 gift certificate draw at the Nov. 17th lunch.   

Ways to contribute a name suggestion:   

  • Send your suggestion or suggestions with your full name by November 16th to
  • Fill out a ballot at the seniors’ luncheon after the noon mass November 17th.   

Winter Entering Procedures

Please remember that parishioners are asked to enter the Church through the glass doors to the parish hall and follow the arrows.